A trip to the International Fireworks Festival becomes an adventure in learning multiplication! Join Stella as she travels to Montreal with her father, a pyrotechnician who creates and sets off fireworks displays. Students will develop their multiplication skills as they read about the precise proportions, calculations, and measurements behind pyrotechnics. This math reader integrates math and literacy skills, combining problem solving and real-world connections to help grade 5 students explore mathematics in a meaningful way. Text features include a table of contents, a glossary, an index, and detailed images to develop academic vocabulary and critical literacy skills. The Problem Solving section and Let's Explore Math sidebars provide ample opportunities for students to practice what they have learned. The DOK-leveled Math Talk section provides rich tasks that facilitate mathematical discourse and promote reasoning and higher-order thinking. Aligned to Common Core State Standards, TESOL/WIDA, and other standards, this "explosive" title makes learning multiplication fun and easy.